2 Peter 2:3Context
2:3 And in their greed they will exploit you with deceptive words. Their 1 condemnation pronounced long ago 2 is not sitting idly by; 3 their 4 destruction is not asleep.
2 Peter 2:15Context
2:15 By forsaking the right path they have gone astray, because they followed the way of Balaam son of Bosor, 5 who loved the wages of unrighteousness, 6
1 tn Grk “to whom,” introducing a subordinate relative clause.
2 tn Grk “the ancient judgment.”
3 tn Grk “is not idle.”
4 tn Greek has “and their.” As introducing a synonymous parallel, it is superfluous in English.
5 tn Although many modern translations (e.g., NASB, TEV, NIV, CEV, NLT) read “Beor” here, this is due to harmonization with the OT rather than following a variant textual reading. The Greek text of NA27 reads “Bosor,” an otherwise unattested form of the name of Balaam’s father.
6 tn “Wages of unrighteousness” in Greek is the same expression found in v. 13, “wages for harmful ways.” The repetition makes the link between the false teachers and Balaam more concrete.